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Presta for schrader?

TomTheHairyBikerTomTheHairyBiker Posts: 22
edited December 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,

after having some trouble getting a continental MK2 to settle tubeless on my arch ex's it finally did whilst i was out on the trail pulled over on the side pumping furiously away! Unfortunately however, in all my vigour pumping i snapped the little s*** and had the rest of the day on an slightly low pressure tyre.

Now, my question is, is it possible to swap over the presto valves on my arch ex's for a stronger schrader valve in tubeless format such as these?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/no-f ... -prod94761

Any information would be appreciated!

Merry Christmas,
Tom.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Will a Shraeder valve fit through your rim? If the Presta only just fitted, then no.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • I read that somebody had some stans alpines bored out by a shop so they would take schrader's, so thats a possibility?

    I just feel that the presta valves are far too weak for general use? Am i ham fisted or is there a certain pump that is better to stop them snapping?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Ham fisted I'd say. Merry Xmas.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    No need for a pump that stops them snapping, just needs putting on properly.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • Well thats settled then, I've got hands like clubs!

    Merry christmas!
  • Go with the rim, both as good as eachother
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